Less than two weeks removed from the widely-publicized killing of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge police, the city again found itself a victim of violence when three of its officers were slain by a rogue gunman on Sunday.
In the aftermath of this latest tragedy, LSU coach Les Miles paid a visit to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Baton Rouge Police Department on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Both factions lost officers in Sunday’s shooting.
Miles’ intentions were to “express his support and discuss his appreciation for the courage police show,” an LSU spokesman conveyed to the AP.
The Tigers’ coach had been scheduled to speak during the Monday segment of ESPN’s “car wash” in Bristol, Conn., but Miles opted to skip the appearance after news of the killings broke. He also released a statement through the school, while several of his players reacted to the horrific turn of events on social media.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) July 17, 2016